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Charles A. Beard & Mary Ritter BeardHistory of the United States, Volume 1 (June 13, 2007)

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Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first Greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor union movement (Woman as a Force in History, 1946).In 1921, Charles and Mary Beard published their History of the United States. A contemporaneous review stated: "The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing. As a textbook or handbook for the average citizen it ranks with very best." (Summary by M.L. Cohen)

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Artist/Composer: Charles A. Beard & Mary Ritter Beard
Date: 2007-06-13
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: america; history; pilgrims; colonial america

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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00 - Preface 6.5 MB
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01 - The Great Migration to America/The Agencies of American Colonization 10.7 MB
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02 - The Colonial Peoples 10.3 MB
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03 - The Process of Colonization 11.0 MB
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04 - Colonial Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce/The Land and the Westward Movement 14.5 MB
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05 - Industrial and Commercial Development 17.3 MB
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06 - Social and Political Progress/The Leadership of the Churches 11.2 MB
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07 - Schools and Colleges 6.1 MB
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08 - The Colonial Press 6.5 MB
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09 - The Evolution in Political Institutions 12.8 MB
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10 - The Development of Colonial Nationalism/Relations with the Indians and the French 9.9 MB
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11 - The Effects of Warfare on the Colonies 7.5 MB
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12 - Colonial Relations with the British Government 16.4 MB
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13 - Summary of Colonial Period 9.4 MB
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